Hospice organization gets end of life grant

MIDDLEBURY — Hospice Volunteer Services of Addison County has received a grant from the Vermont Community Foundation to implement its “Music & Memory Project in the Hospice Environment.”
The foundation’s Small and Inspiring grant program awarded HVS the $2,500 grant. The grant will help further Hospice Volunteer Services’ mission of care and support for those in the community facing the end of life.
The “Music & Memory Project in the Hospice Environment” is described as an expressive project that enables those in the elder community to tap musical memories to unlock communications that are otherwise evading them. HVS staff uses this mainly in Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, but also find if rewarding in their bereavement work.
Through its Small and Inspiring grants program, the Community Foundation hopes to help foster the spark and hope that keeps Vermonters healthy and happy by finding and supporting projects where a small grant can make a big difference.

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